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(Rocketnews 24)   Okay, here's your damn exo-suit already. Go defend the universe and let me get some real engineering done   (en.rocketnews24.com) divider line 46
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2014-01-27 12:08:17 PM  
If it comes with the blond, put me down for two!
 
2014-01-27 12:12:42 PM  
Work blocked that site and listed the reason as:  Marijuana

/off to get fired, bye
 
2014-01-27 12:15:30 PM  

Grither: If it comes with the blond, put me down for two!


24.media.tumblr.com

"Do you come with the car?"

"Oh you hehe"
 
2014-01-27 12:16:14 PM  
Yes sir re Bob; need me that bottle nippon blonde with the power tata's and the VPL Toe... sweet. Tiime to put a Brazzers or Farkingmachine dot com phototag on this!
 
2014-01-27 12:18:50 PM  
Did the cutie's costume require as much engineering as the exo suit thingy?
 
2014-01-27 12:21:12 PM  
Watch out for the damned Neo-Megas.
 
2014-01-27 12:22:19 PM  

Grither: If it comes with the blond, put me down for two!


I'd strap on her eco-suit, if you know what I mean!
 
2014-01-27 12:22:25 PM  
Wow. Talk about extreme cosplay.
 
2014-01-27 12:22:40 PM  
Briarios was a cyborg.
 
2014-01-27 12:22:40 PM  
sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com

I dunno, I find the brunette a little better :)
 
2014-01-27 12:23:05 PM  
I failed to notice any kind of exo suit in that article.

/Or text for that matter. Giggity.
 
2014-01-27 12:24:51 PM  
I didn't want an exo-suit ... I wanted an orbital frame ... get back to work!

www.gundammodelkits.com

// given the chance I would run Anubus over Jehuty, and you know damn well you would too.
www.gunjap.net
 
2014-01-27 12:30:24 PM  
I till take a Veritech please. YF-19
 
2014-01-27 12:30:42 PM  

lordargent: I didn't want an exo-suit ... I wanted an orbital frame ... get back to work!

[www.gundammodelkits.com image 640x480]

// given the chance I would run Anubus over Jehuty, and you know damn well you would too.
[www.gunjap.net image 850x637]


Actually, I just want Grey Knights

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-27 12:38:02 PM  
We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens
 
2014-01-27 12:42:12 PM  

CygnusDarius: [sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com image 580x484]

I dunno, I find the brunette a little better :)


Why not both?
 
2014-01-27 12:47:00 PM  

khitsicker: I till take a Veritech please. YF-19


Personally, I'm waiting to trade in my Veritech for an Alpha and a Cyclone
 
2014-01-27 12:57:41 PM  
www.fancydressball.co.uk
 
2014-01-27 01:16:39 PM  
For Tau!
th01.deviantart.net
 
2014-01-27 01:24:50 PM  

Seat's Taken: t


Meh, just an anime site. I saw nothing about drugs on it.
 
2014-01-27 01:42:16 PM  

Kaeishiwaza: For Tau!
[th01.deviantart.net image 850x561]


Oh look, Chainsword practice!.

www.fantasyflightgames.com
 
2014-01-27 02:33:44 PM  

Kaeishiwaza: For Tau!
[th01.deviantart.net image 850x561]


Isn't that supposed to be "For the Greater Good!"

/only a minor hobby for me so could be completely wrong.
 
2014-01-27 02:37:01 PM  
I guess it's cool.
As somebody who thinks that the power armor/exo suit concept makes sense for a military force, I'm surprised that we don't have real prototypes in active duty.

Would make sense for the wars we are in today.
1. Human Brain powered.
2. Resistant to IEDs.
3. Ultra Mobile (all terrain and environmentally sealed)

Seems that only the weight/power/longevity issue would be a problem.
 
2014-01-27 02:56:01 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens


Someone else who watched that show!
 
2014-01-27 02:59:10 PM  

Virtual Pariah: I guess it's cool.
As somebody who thinks that the power armor/exo suit concept makes sense for a military force, I'm surprised that we don't have real prototypes in active duty.

Would make sense for the wars we are in today.
1. Human Brain powered.
2. Resistant to IEDs.
3. Ultra Mobile (all terrain and environmentally sealed)

Seems that only the weight/power/longevity issue would be a problem.


That is exactly the problem. Most suit designs only last a few hours, when the spec is something like 8 hours hard use and 24 idle. It is just too difficult to carry enough energy.
 
2014-01-27 03:01:58 PM  

Virtual Pariah: I guess it's cool.
As somebody who thinks that the power armor/exo suit concept makes sense for a military force, I'm surprised that we don't have real prototypes in active duty.

Would make sense for the wars we are in today.
1. Human Brain powered.
2. Resistant to IEDs.
3. Ultra Mobile (all terrain and environmentally sealed)

Seems that only the weight/power/longevity issue would be a problem.



We don't have th etechnology to beuild anything that can do 1-3. Even if we ignore the issues you point out aftert hat.
 
2014-01-27 03:11:46 PM  
One word, Subby: Kuratas (sfw). >:-)
 
2014-01-27 03:14:10 PM  

Virtual Pariah: I guess it's cool.
As somebody who thinks that the power armor/exo suit concept makes sense for a military force, I'm surprised that we don't have real prototypes in active duty.

Would make sense for the wars we are in today.
1. Human Brain powered.
2. Resistant to IEDs.
3. Ultra Mobile (all terrain and environmentally sealed)

Seems that only the weight/power/longevity issue would be a problem.


Some military forces kinda do, but they're not for fighting because of how clunky they are. Tethered to a power source, they can't go very far (only as far as the power cable), and untethered (with its own power source, like an engine) they're loud as f*ck. Mostly they're to aid lifting and moving equipment or objects. Basically, a bipedal forklift of sorts. But generally they're impractical at this stage of their development for combat, but obviously progress is being made on some fronts that would allow for that kind of upgrade to combat.
 
2014-01-27 03:14:11 PM  

MechTard: Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens

Someone else who watched that show!


I can't believe they didn't put see the profit in second story arc.  The show as great and the ending cliff hanger just...so unfair.
 
2014-01-27 03:28:58 PM  
GIVE IT GIVE IT GIVE IT GIVE IT!!
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-01-27 03:29:35 PM  

Gergesa: MechTard: Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens

Someone else who watched that show!

I can't believe they didn't put see the profit in second story arc.  The show as great and the ending cliff hanger just...so unfair.


American animation is traditionally volatile because there isn't a culture of serialized dramatic animation as there is in Japan.  See also: Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles, Robotech.
 
2014-01-27 03:34:27 PM  

Virtual Pariah: I guess it's cool.
As somebody who thinks that the power armor/exo suit concept makes sense for a military force, I'm surprised that we don't have real prototypes in active duty.

Would make sense for the wars we are in today.
1. Human Brain powered.
2. Resistant to IEDs.
3. Ultra Mobile (all terrain and environmentally sealed)

Seems that only the weight/power/longevity issue would be a problem.


Considering most combat now is urban and guerilla warfare, having a gigantic exoskeleton or mech doesn't make a lot of sense applied to a combat scenario. You would have a loud, big, clunky machine that has a fraction of the mobility a human has. While it may be more resistant to explosives or small-arms fire, it would make for an easy target. How exactly could a human withstand the shockwave of an explosive in close proximity or targeted? We are really good at killing, that isn't the problem. The problem is that no amount of technology is really going to change what it takes to win the kinds of wars being fought today. Intelligence, subterfuge, and tactical strikes are way more effective - but even then not going to win the "war" for you. We could absolutely pancake anywhere we wanted at the push of a button now. The problem is identifying combatants versus innocents. Eliminating is the easy part.
 
2014-01-27 04:08:45 PM  

Gergesa: MechTard: Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens

Someone else who watched that show!

I can't believe they didn't put see the profit in second story arc.  The show as great and the ending cliff hanger just...so unfair.


Gergesa: MechTard: Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens

Someone else who watched that show!

I can't believe they didn't put see the profit in second story arc.  The show as great and the ending cliff hanger just...so unfair.


I loved it.  Went through the whole thing with my wife last year.  They made some killer toys for that, shame that it never made a bigger impression, the storyline held up surprisingly well going back and watching it as an adult.  A lot of other stuff I watched as a kid did not hold up so well.
 
2014-01-27 04:52:04 PM  
Give it up fellas....she's a FemBot.  Nipple guns always give it away.

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2014-01-27 05:28:02 PM  

Gergesa: Kaeishiwaza: For Tau!
[th01.deviantart.net image 850x561]

Isn't that supposed to be "For the Greater Good!"

/only a minor hobby for me so could be completely wrong.


Don't worry, you are correct.
 
2014-01-27 05:55:13 PM  
It looks good, but they don't tell you about the whole "becoming a rapey space vampire who eats memories to survive" thing.
 
2014-01-27 05:56:07 PM  

Kome: Virtual Pariah: I guess it's cool.
As somebody who thinks that the power armor/exo suit concept makes sense for a military force, I'm surprised that we don't have real prototypes in active duty.

Would make sense for the wars we are in today.
1. Human Brain powered.
2. Resistant to IEDs.
3. Ultra Mobile (all terrain and environmentally sealed)

Seems that only the weight/power/longevity issue would be a problem.

Some military forces kinda do, but they're not for fighting because of how clunky they are. Tethered to a power source, they can't go very far (only as far as the power cable), and untethered (with its own power source, like an engine) they're loud as f*ck. Mostly they're to aid lifting and moving equipment or objects. Basically, a bipedal forklift of sorts. But generally they're impractical at this stage of their development for combat, but obviously progress is being made on some fronts that would allow for that kind of upgrade to combat.


The suits don't necessarily have to be overly huge.  And power to them can be minimized.  This one was originally designed to protect against grizzly bears, and the prototypes date back to the late 1980's:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=bear%20proof%20suit&source=we b& cd=9&ved=0CEYQtwIwCA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQ3 CzYw5-qdA&ei=ZuDmUtqZHuLmyQG98YDoCw&usg=AFQjCNGGPwZ18VQD0sP__r1jsu7lvk YNcg&sig2=l266KlEQqF7uMPRMaIIc0A&bvm=bv.60157871,d.aWc
 
2014-01-27 06:13:52 PM  

Gergesa: Kaeishiwaza: For Tau!
[th01.deviantart.net image 850x561]

Isn't that supposed to be "For the Greater Good!"

/only a minor hobby for me so could be completely wrong.


kencourse.com
 
2014-01-27 06:28:50 PM  
I'll take one.

/As soon as they can make one that doesn't require a walker.
//Geriatric robot is old.
 
2014-01-27 09:02:17 PM  
Put me down for an Atlas.

/Already have 1 in MWO.
 
2014-01-28 08:24:42 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: The problem is that no amount of technology is really going to change what it takes to win the kinds of wars being fought today. Intelligence, subterfuge, and tactical strikes are way more effective - but even then not going to win the "war" for you.


I read this in Michael Westin's voice: "Powered exo-skeletons may look cool, but when you're a spy, you need something a little more subtle...."
 
2014-01-28 08:55:25 AM  

khitsicker: I till take a Veritech please. YF-19


I'll take the Yf-21 please.  Looked cooler anyway.  Vut honestly, I would be ecstatic with a VF-1J with the Super Boosters.
 
2014-01-28 09:59:50 AM  
sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com

My goodness
 
2014-01-28 10:05:43 AM  
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I'd take one of these over a gigantic mech suit any day.
 
2014-01-28 11:57:09 AM  

Gergesa: MechTard: Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens

Someone else who watched that show!

I can't believe they didn't put see the profit in second story arc.  The show as great and the ending cliff hanger just...so unfair.


IIRC, they kind of got sued for ripping off designs from Battletech, some of the suits look suspiciously like Elemental battle armor and another looked a lot like the Timberwolf omnimech. That made it too difficult to continue. Cease and Desist and all.
It was a fun show though, and like that other poster said the toys were really cool and the story wasn't half bad really.
 
2014-01-28 03:24:37 PM  

SharkaPult: Gergesa: MechTard: Lumbar Puncture: We'll finally be able to take back Mars from the Neosapiens

Someone else who watched that show!

I can't believe they didn't put see the profit in second story arc.  The show as great and the ending cliff hanger just...so unfair.

IIRC, they kind of got sued for ripping off designs from Battletech, some of the suits look suspiciously like Elemental battle armor and another looked a lot like the Timberwolf omnimech. That made it too difficult to continue. Cease and Desist and all.
It was a fun show though, and like that other poster said the toys were really cool and the story wasn't half bad really.


Almost.
This was another issue of Harmony Gold killing off the series.

If you can remember, the 2nd season toys included the Matchbox Destroids and somehow they tied into the Robotech universe. (Not Macross, it's was actually Robotech.)

I was actually cool with it, because I had wanted some of the Matchbox mecha from the 1st run, but was overruled by my parents at the time.
 
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